Sunday, December 29, 2013

Plugging in on the road

Wherever we stay, we ask the motel staff if it is OK to plug in for the night. We usually offer to pay, but no one has taken us up on it yet (the Volt full charge is 11 kilowatt hours, about $1.50 worth of electricity depending on the rates).  It's also a good idea to ask for the "wet floor" warning sign so no one trips over your cord.  I know the Volt owners manual says not to use an extension cord, but we bought a heavy duty 15 amp rated cord, and have never had any problems using it.

Here's a photo of our recent stay at the La Quinta Inn in Bakersfield, CA:

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